Meaning

Primary

To Be In Surplus

Alternatives

To Remain Left Over, To Be In Excess

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means surplus so the verb version would be to be in surplus, to remain left over, or to be in excess. Too much!

Reading

あまる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you: "I have a surplus of kittens from that last batch we made, Reddit. AMA (ask me anything, あま)."

Context

Context Sentences

穴づりでつった魚が余っているので、良かったら少しいかがですか?

We caught more than enough fish ice fishing, so please take some if you'd like.

くらしぶりからして、あの夫妻、相当お金が余ってそうだと思いませんか。

From the way they live, they seem to have quite an excess of money, don't you think?

私達の果樹園にはあり余るほどの林檎があります。

There is an abundance of apples in our orchard.

Kanji Composition